Welcome to the California Energy Commission

Energy in Agriculture Program

California is an agricultural cornucopia to the nation and the world. To produce, process and store more than 200 food and fiber crops, the state's farmers consume four percent of the state's electricity. Food processors consume two percent of the electricity and five percent of the state's natural gas.

The mission of the Energy Commission's Energy in Agriculture Program is to assist the agricultural industry (food and fiber production, food processing, irrigation districts) adopt energy-efficient technologies and management practices that reduce production costs and minimize negative environmental impacts while improving economic sustainability.


These resource areas will help you find information, publications and case studies relating to energy efficiency, Best Practices and peak load reduction.

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Food and Fiber Processingplace holder
Irrigation Districtsplace holder
On-Farm Irrigationplace holder

Agricultural Industry Partners

These organizations and educational institutions work directly with the California Energy Commission to promote energy efficiency Best Practices in farming and food processing, advance the state of science and technology, and disseminate information.

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Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - Agriculture logo
Center for Irrigation Technology - CSU Fresno logo